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Cotuit Chronicles Lecture Series: A History of Howard Johnson's
Join prolific author and historian Anthony Sammarco for a vivid history of the iconic orange roofed empire known as Howard Johnson’s.
Howard Johnson created an orange-roofed empire of ice cream stands and restaurants that stretched from Maine to Florida, and all the way to the West Coast.
With a reputation for good food at affordable prices, hungry customers would regularly return for more. The attractive white Colonial Revival restaurants, with eye-catching porcelain tile roofs, illuminated cupolas and sea blue shutters, were described in "Reader's Digest" in 1949 as the epitome of "eating places that
look like New England
871 Main Street , Cotuit, MA 02635